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Publisher's Summary

We are in the midst of an obesity epidemic, but despite being inundated with diet advice we are only getting fatter. We count calories and exercise regularly, yet still the pounds won't budge. Why?

In this highly enjoyable and provocative book, Dr Jason Fung sets out a groundbreaking new theory: that obesity is caused by our hormones rather than a lack of self-control.

He reveals that overproduction of insulin in the body is the root cause of obesity and obesity-related illnesses including type 2 diabetes and offers robust scientific evidence that reversing insulin resistance is the only way to lose weight in the long term.

It turns out that when we eat is just as important as what we eat, so in addition to his five basic steps - a set of lifelong eating habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels - Dr Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight - for good.

©2016 Jason Fung (P)2017 Audible, Inc

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Great scientific analysis

Really liked the thorough analysis this book goes through - most books about obesity have 1 chapter background then 20 on why they have the magic solution. This is 20 chapters of explanation of the challenges of obesity and a short guide to how to implement simple changes to fight this disease.

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Everything bundled together in the one package<br />

All the biochemistry explained in simple terms linked to fasting and stress reduction. Highly recommended

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A must read for everyone even those not overweight

The Obesity Code is a must read for everyone as it reveals the hard truth about our modern day diet and dispells the myths with proven research and facts. The book ends with proven steps to beat Obesity.

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  • Hep
  • Sydney, australia
  • 02-05-2018

Best audio book about weight

This would have to be the best book on weight loss I've ever listened to or / read. This is not some fad diet this is a book that explains how the body works with different hormones. The key is understanding insulin and insulin resistance and this book makes it easy to understand and presents a lot of aha moments that will change your life. I wish I knew this stuff 20 years ago but I plan to apply what I've learnt & change my life including for my kids. I apreciate how well this was read and it kept me engaged all the way through I just wanted more.

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A must listen.

A great read with an evidence based approach in managing weight and health. Highly recommend.

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My Suspicions Confirmed!

Finally the truth about toxicity through overeating and the fallacy about dangers of fasting revealed!

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Great book

Great book to get understanding of how you look at IF and colorise I enjoyed listening to it

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Thorough, multipronged solution for obesity

Very informative book for those looking for weight loss and lifestyle change though if you've read similar books you may find the level of detail excruciating. I found the narrator's accent slightly irritating though and he mispronounced some words but was otherwise entertaining.

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Must Read

Straight forward approach to reducing chronic disease and the interconnected diabesity that is a growing epidemic. Together we can change it all for the better.

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Loved it.

A must read for all who wants to understand the underlying facts on obesity. very helpful for everyone who want to keep healthy diet and routine.

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  • Dr. Bryan Malakou
  • 07-12-2017

Excellent Book

The best book on obesity ever. Clear and concise and scientific. Makes so much sense. I think the insulin story is the best part. Only trouble is that 70% of insulin secretion is genetically determined and only 30% is under our control :-( Would be nice to be able to access the forward by Tim Noakes and the tables on fasting which are inaccessible on the audio book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-02-2018

good but incomplete

would have been really useful to have a pdf of the diagrams mentioned in the book

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  • Ksilver
  • 18-01-2018

Best read if you’re looking for weight loss.

Finally someone who knows what he’s talking about, instead of trying to sell me something.

Also very well read.

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  • 06-01-2018

Superb and a Game Changer.

I cannot recommend this book highly enough. The detail and the in depth explanations of physiolog and aetiology of obesity is second to none in my opinion. The delivery of information is set out in such a way that you cannot fail to understand the implications.

An extremely methodical written book. Repeats itself just enough to get the point to hit home. I listened at the slowest setting to absorb it more readily.

I have total Faith that Dr Fung has done his research and constantly refers to academic papers and critically analyses them in a manner that I would do myself. This gives me the confidence to trust his opinions without me having to spend the time trawling the internet looking for others opinions. I still do that but after reading the book I already know the answers.

It really is exceptional and would recommend to anyone not just to people trying to lose weight or cure their diabetes.

The narrator is also absolutely superb. This is how I would imagine Dr Fung reading it himself but possible better as it is minus the "right" after nearly every sentence. Just a small critique after Listening to lots of Dr Fung podcasts and YouTube postings.

All round 5 stars and intend on listening to this repeatedly until the belly fat has gone!!

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  • Chris
  • 08-02-2018

Can be a bit scientific, but overall a good listen

Jason has some great observations about our eating habits and how they get bad. Ultimately he recommends fasting, having tried it I have to say he is correct - but trust what your body tells you.

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  • Kate
  • 09-02-2018

Superb content, excellent narration

This book is brilliant, it offers all the scientific backup and research studies that you would expect if you’re asked to buy into a certain view and is described in an easy to understand format.
I’m a Personal Trainer and it has helped to reinforce my understanding of how the body processes food. It gives a well rounded holistic view and I can’t recommend it highly enough!

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  • Sam Smith
  • 11-01-2018

Essential Reading

The most thorough and well researched book on weight loss and obesity to date. multiple views I've held for years have been challenged.

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  • Parth Malhan
  • 22-01-2018

Great book could be better

Main points done well, side points he wants to make could have been more thorough. That's just me though. The book would have gone on too long if he went to far into detail about the extra points.

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  • Jane
  • 23-12-2017

Wow!

That should be read by most of the Western World! Fascinating even when listening - I may have to but the book though.

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  • J McE
  • 21-01-2018

brilliant explanations of the cause of obesity

this book provides a great overview of the cause of obesity and sensible suggestions on how to reverse it

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  • Nathan
  • 15-01-2018

Everything Fung’s fasting guide needed to be

Lots of science, lots of useful tips, trial data well presented. An exciting and supportive guide to fasting and the obesity epidemic. Definitely worth reading and much better than “the complete guide to fasting”

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